Cloth $118.00 ISBN: 9780226114415 Published July 1991
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226114422 Published July 1991
E-book $7.00 to $30.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226114477 Published April 2008

Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 1

Christianity, Colonialism, and Consciousness in South Africa

Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff

Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff

434 pages | 10 halftones, 6 maps | © 1991
Cloth $118.00 ISBN: 9780226114415 Published July 1991
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226114422 Published July 1991
E-book $7.00 to $30.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226114477 Published April 2008
"Defining their enterprise as more in the direction of poetics than of prosaics, the Comaroffs free themselves to analyze a vivid series of images and events as objects of analysis. These they mine for clues to the 19th-century contents of the British imagination and of Tswana minds. They are themselves imagining the imagination of others, and they do the job with characteristic aplomb....The first volume creates an appetite for the second."—Sally Falk Moore, American Anthropologist

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Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface
Chronology
1. Introduction
2. Preachers and Prophets
The Domestication of the Sacred Word
3. Cultivation, Colonialism, and Christianity
Toward a New African Genesis
4. Currencies of Conversion
Of Markets, Money, and Value
5. Fashioning the Colonial Subject
The Empire's Old Clothes
6. Mansions of the Lord
Architecture, Interiority, Domesticity
7. The Medicine of God's Word
Saving the Soul by Tending the Flesh
8. New Persons, Old Subjects
Rights, Identities, Moral Communities
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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